Everybody’s Guide to
Colorado State University’s PACe Program
 

Sample User’s Exam

 

1.       Which of the following are true about the Testing Center Bonus?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       You must pass an exam in the PACe Testing Center during the first week of classes to earn the Testing Center Bonus.

b.       It is to your advantage to earn the Testing Center Bonus.

c.       If you are eligible to take the Final Exam for your first course on the due date listed, and have not yet passed it, the Testing Center Bonus gives you an additional attempt on the Final Exam.

d.       By taking an exam in the PACe Testing Center during the first week of classes, you will earn the Testing Center Bonus.

 

2.       Which two of the following are true about the last day to add and withdraw from PACe courses this semester?

a.       You may add PACe courses at any time during the semester.

b.       You may add PACe courses until the add period ends which occurs at the end of the first week of classes.

c.       You may withdraw from PACe courses at any time during the semester.

d.       You may withdraw from PACe courses until the withdrawal period ends which occurs at the end of the 12th week of classes.

 

3.       Imagine you are registered for 2 of the one credit PACe courses this semester. Based on University expectations, how many hours should you spend each week working on completing these 2 courses?

a.       1

b.       2

c.       4

d.       6

e.       8

 

4.       In order to practice your problem solving skills, every course in the PACe Program has Required Assignments.  Which of the following are true about Required Assignments?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       Required Assignments must be completed in the PACe facilities.

b.       You must answer three problems correctly to complete the Required Assignment.

c.       Every unit has five Required Assignments.

d.       Required Assignments can be completed multiple times for additional practice.

 

5.       Which of the following are learning resources offered by the PACe Program? 
There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       online video lectures

b.       solutions to exam problems

c.       free, "walk-in" tutoring (Office Hours)

d.       a Resource Desk, where supplemental texts and calculators can be checked out

 

6.       Which of the following are true about office hours offered by the PACe Program? 

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       Course assistants will expect you to have done some preparation before working with you.

b.       Course assistants will give you a private lecture.

c.       Tutoring is available on a walk-in basis.

d.       There is no fee for tutoring.

e.       You should plan to spend at least 20 minutes per week per PACe course meeting with a course assistant.

7.       Which of the following statements are true regarding Review Exams?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       An appropriate way to study for the Final Exam is to retake the four unit Review Exams.

b.       Before you can take the Unit 2 Review Exam, you must pass both the Unit 1 Review and Unit Exams.

c.       If you pass the unit Review Exam for the first time by the due date, you will receive 3 points.

d.       If you do not pass a Unit Exam after two attempts, you must pass the Review Exam again to earn two additional attempts on the Unit Exam.

 

8.       Which of the following must be completed before you may take the Unit 2 Review Exam?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       You must have attempted, but may have not yet passed, the Unit 1 Exam.

b.       You must have passed the proctored Unit 1 Exam.

c.       You must have passed the Unit 1 Review Exam.

d.       You must have completed all five of the Unit 2 Required Assignments.

 

9.       Reference materials of any kind are not allowed in the PACe Testing Center.  Which two of the following items are you allowed to bring into the PACe Testing Center?

a.       a pencil or pen

b.       your calculator

c.       your RamCard (CSU Student ID card)

d.       study material written on your hand

e.       a cell phone

 

10.   Which of the following must be completed before you may take a Unit 3 Exam?

 There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       You must have completed all five of the Unit 3 Required Assignments.

b.       You have attempted, but not yet passed the Unit 2 Exam.

c.       You must have passed the Unit 3 Review Exam.

d.       You have passed the Unit 2 Exam.

 

11.   Imagine you just took the Unit 3 Exam in a PACe course for the second time.  Via the “My Status” link, you learned that you did NOT earn a passing score on either of your two attempts.  Which of the following can you do? 

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       Go back into the Testing Center and take the Unit 1 Exam to improve a previous score.

b.       Retake and pass the Unit 3 Review Exam and then take the Unit 3 Exam again.

c.       Go back into the Testing Center and take the Unit 3 Exam again.

d.       Go back into the Testing Center and take a Unit 4 Exam.

e.       Start working on the Unit 4 Required Assignments.

 

12.   Which of the following are available from the online course materials “My Status” link?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       the course grading scale

b.       results of your Review, Unit, and Final Exams

c.       the number of Unit Exam attempts you have available

d.       your current point total for the course

 

13.   Imagine you just took the Final Exam in a PACe course for the second time.  Via the "My Status" link, you learned that you did NOT earn a passing score on either of your two attempts.  Which of the following can you do?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       Add your highest Final Exam score to your point total to see if you have earned at least 57 points.

b.       You must repass all four of the unit Review Exams to be able to take the Final Exam two more times.

c.       Retake the 4 unit reviews exams to study more.

d.       Keep retaking the Final Exam an unlimited number of times until the PACe Center closes on your due date.

 

14.   Which of the following are characteristics of the course due dates for PACe courses?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       You cannot take a Review Exam after the due date for that exam.

b.       The first time you pass a Review Exam before its due date, you will receive 3 points. 

c.       The Final Exam must be passed before the PACe Testing Center closes on the due date listed.

d.       If you are eligible to take the Final Exam by the due date listed and have not yet passed it, you will be allowed one attempt on the Final Exam the very next day the PACe Center is open.

e.       If you do not pass a Review Exam by its due date, you will receive zero points for the Review Exam but will still need to pass it to move on with the course material.

 

15.   What happens if you do NOT pass a Review Exam by the due date?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       You will lose three of the 72 points possible for the course.

b.       It is still possible to get an A in the course if you only miss one Review Exam due date.

c.       You cannot pass the course if you miss all four Review Exam due dates.

d.       (Re)take the Review Exam until you do pass it.

e.       You can get help from the Course Assistants in the PACe Learning Center.

 

16.   Which two of the following are options if you do not pass the Final Exam by the due date?

a.       If you are eligible to take the Final Exam by the due date listed and have not yet passed it, you will be allowed one attempt on the Final Exam the next day the PACe Center is open.  

b.       You can keep trying to pass the Final Exam until the end of the semester.

c.       You may reduce the number of courses in which you are enrolled to get a new set of due dates and have more time to pass the Final Exam.

 

17.   The current point total for your PACe course is available via the “My Status” link.  Which of the following scores are included in your point total?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       Your best Final Exam score.

b.       Your best Final Exam score, if it is at least 80%.

c.       Your best passing Unit Exam scores.

d.       Your best Unit Exam scores.

e.       Points earned by passing a Review Exam for the first time by the due date for that exam. 

18.   What must you do to earn credit for a PACe course?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       You must achieve a minimum passing score (70%) on each of the Unit Exams for the course.

b.       You must achieve a minimum passing score (80%) on each of the Unit Exams for the course.        

c.       You must achieve a minimum passing score (70%) on the Final Exam for the course.      

d.       You must achieve a minimum passing score (80%) on the Final Exam for the course.      

e.        You must earn a minimum number of points.

 

19.   You just passed the Final Exam for your PACe course.  You check the "My Status" link and see that you have a total of 55 points in the course. Which of the following are true?

There is at least one correct response.  Choose all correct responses.

a.       You can keep retesting to improve your grade until the due date for your Final Exam.

b.       You can keep retesting to improve your grade after the due date for your Final Exam.

c.       You cannot retest.

d.       You must keep retesting to earn at least 57 point to pass the course.

e.       You cannot start your next PACe course until you have at least 57 point in your current course.

 

20.   The grade of U does not affect a student’s grade-point average at CSU.  Which two of the following are also true when you are assigned a grade of U (Unsatisfactory) for a PACe course?

a.       The U is a permanent entry on your transcript.

b.       The U will be removed from your transcript if you finish the course in a future semester.

c.       You can continue with the course the next semester and have all of your unit exam scores carry over from the semester the U was assigned.

d.       In order to receive credit for the course, you must register for the course again and complete it from the beginning.